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Bent Nose Row, Joe Maslanka Jan 2020

Bent Nose Row, Joe Maslanka

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

A young man joins a boxing club and learns some hard lessons about the world.

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


What Was He Thinking, Jack Frazer Jan 2020

What Was He Thinking, Jack Frazer

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

A law enforcement negotiator tries to make sense of the aftermath of a failed negotiation.

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


Discovery, Kathleen Harrison Jan 2020

Discovery, Kathleen Harrison

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

A Marine reflects on the cyclic nature of mental health through her experience with depression and recovery.

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


Going Ashore In Thule, David Schlitz Jan 2020

Going Ashore In Thule, David Schlitz

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

A Coast Guard member aboard The Westwind recounts his team’s adventures during the summer of 1961 in Thule.

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


Reflections On Now And Then, Jack Frazer Jan 2020

Reflections On Now And Then, Jack Frazer

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

Jack Frazer juxtaposes past and present in a poem reflecting on his experience, losses, and consequences of the Vietnam War.

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


Homecoming, Claes Tholand Jan 2020

Homecoming, Claes Tholand

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

A young Navy SK3 experiences his last mission before coming home to a country with very different opinions about his service.

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


Moaner, David Aldridge Jan 2020

Moaner, David Aldridge

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

Every unit in the military has one of these, it seems, the constant complainer. This one in Vietnam learned a tough lesson.

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


Peep Show, Joe Maslanka Jan 2020

Peep Show, Joe Maslanka

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

An Army veteran reaches out to protect the younger generation when a teen wanders into an adult video shop.

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


Trump Asks A Feminist Extraterrestrial For A Favor, Marleen S. Barr Dec 2019

Trump Asks A Feminist Extraterrestrial For A Favor, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a feminist science fiction satire about impeachment.


And They Shall Be Men: An Original Anthology & Analysis Of The Modern Male Bildungsroman, Margaret Cox Dec 2019

And They Shall Be Men: An Original Anthology & Analysis Of The Modern Male Bildungsroman, Margaret Cox

Senior Honors Theses

The stories that boys have been told about what it means to be a man change throughout history. This study considers the postmodern effect of masculinities, female empowerment, as well as the canon of Western bildungsroman in an attempt to understand how the narratives have changed over the past 50 years. Additionally, an anthology of original fiction illustrates how universal stories persist within the changing social narratives.


Void, Bethany Fink Dec 2019

Void, Bethany Fink

Honors Projects

This is a work of fiction. It forays into topics such as mental illness and how it affects relationships with friends and family. Trigger warnings include anorexia, self-harm, depression, and suicide ideation.


左興萬, Hsing Wan Tso: Against The Current, Deryka D. Tso Dec 2019

左興萬, Hsing Wan Tso: Against The Current, Deryka D. Tso

Masters Theses

This literary biography tells the story of Hsing Wan Tso, a Chinese man who chose to act counter to the conventions of his culture, and his granddaughter, a writer learning what it means to defend his legacy.


A Pint Of Dirt, Kristen Friesen Dec 2019

A Pint Of Dirt, Kristen Friesen

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This collection of poetry consists of 50 pieces focused on events and observations experienced by the author: a midwestern, middle-aged teacher, wife, and mother of three now-grown daughters. As much as it is an attempt to process and package the ordinary and unexplainable, it is also a study in metaphor, description, and the ways in which specificity of time and place can, hopefully, render a piece universal.

Advisor: Stacey Waite


Ginger, Adrienne Su Dec 2019

Ginger, Adrienne Su

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

Ginger

We'll affirm its arrival
when it's not in the titles
of recipes in which it figures
quietly, as moderate slivers.


The Limits Of The Recipe, Anke Klitzing Nov 2019

The Limits Of The Recipe, Anke Klitzing

Articles

This article discusses the development and limitations of recipes, and why it is invaluable to allow oneself to make mistakes in the kitchen.


Bffs, Marianne Rogoff Nov 2019

Bffs, Marianne Rogoff

Literature and Languages | Faculty Scholarship

"We slept in the same bed just that once, memorably, as it was so unexpected: I knew Gus loved my best friend more. On the road trip up I had watched his eyes dolefully follow Jen’s footsteps as she walked away to take her turn at the restroom while I stayed back with him on his short leash; flirting, I admit, because, honestly, it felt like he couldn’t stand to be without Jen for even a minute so it felt safe to imagine the flirts would go nowhere. He even moaned a little as she went off without ...


Tangible Things, Marianne Rogoff Nov 2019

Tangible Things, Marianne Rogoff

Literature and Languages | Faculty Scholarship

"In the beginning all we owned was a deep hole that was bigger than both of us. On a clear morning we watched the small wood box get lowered and dirt from the hole thrown on top where it settled over days and weeks and then we returned with garden gloves and shovels to plant rosemary and lavender."

~story excerpt~


Dungeons And Drafting, Talitha Greaver, Paige Doland Oct 2019

Dungeons And Drafting, Talitha Greaver, Paige Doland

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

No abstract provided.


From The Shire To The Somme: Comparing Military Themes In The Hobbit And Up To Mamtez, Alexander M. Remington Oct 2019

From The Shire To The Somme: Comparing Military Themes In The Hobbit And Up To Mamtez, Alexander M. Remington

Student Publications

The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien, tells the story of the titular Bilbo Baggins who goes on an adventure to help a band of dwarves retake their home from a dragon. Throughout the adventure, Bilbo and the dwarves endure many hardships similar to those of a British soldier fighting on the western front in the First World War. These hardships are especially comparable to Llewelyn Wyn Griffith's World War One experience described in his book Up to Mametz. Military themes of enforced adventure, constant and escalating danger, comradeship, and the devastation of war can also be found in ...


Origin Of The Lorelei, Kerstin Miller Oct 2019

Origin Of The Lorelei, Kerstin Miller

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

This is a Novelle, written half in English and half in German. There are two story lines. The main one is based on Romantic poets who wrote about the “Lorelei”, the story follows her as she falls in love with a princess who in turn falls in love with her.


Earth: "Un-Human Me", Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams Sep 2019

Earth: "Un-Human Me", Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams

Peace and Justice Studies Faculty Publications

He took a rib from your side and made others.

So you considered Others your children, forever.

He told you to go forth and produce and multiply so you made capitalism.

He told you to go forth and conquer and pillage and mark your name and plant your flag where-ever you wanted.

So now the moon is yours. Jupiter, beware! [excerpt]


'I Don't Want To See Him Impeached, I Want To See Him In Prison,' Said Nancy Pelosi: Three Ways To Give The Speaker What She Wants, Marleen S. Barr Sep 2019

'I Don't Want To See Him Impeached, I Want To See Him In Prison,' Said Nancy Pelosi: Three Ways To Give The Speaker What She Wants, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is three humorous fictitious drabbles about Trump which are linked by a common theme.


You Tubers Influence Of Young People, Matisse Melendres Sep 2019

You Tubers Influence Of Young People, Matisse Melendres

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

You tube Influencers are the new form a fame in our society, and young people of the ages 13-17 spend a huge portion of their free time watching Youtube videos. Youtube Influencers, also known as Youtubers, have a huge amount of influence of young people. In this article, it will discuss that reaction based videos not only attract young people, but also behavior and actions in that video can be easily transferred to the young viewer. In addition, the excessive amount of time young people spend on Youtube can determine the amount of influence Youtubers have amongst the youth.


The Effects Of Scrolling: Social Media Takeover, Bianca Mancini Sep 2019

The Effects Of Scrolling: Social Media Takeover, Bianca Mancini

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

The present research and argument examines how social media (influencers) negatively affect individuals by causing envy and low self esteem. Results suggest that many factors play a role, including time spent on social media and the individual’s level of self-esteem. To support my background research I will pull from my personal experience and a study I conducted. From these results, I have determined that we as a society have to take envy, low self-esteem, age, gender, and location into consideration when we are examining the link between mental health and social media. In the study, I will show that ...


The Relationship Between Entrepreneurship, Business And Mental Health, Madison Bregman Sep 2019

The Relationship Between Entrepreneurship, Business And Mental Health, Madison Bregman

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article will cover the relationship between entrepreneurship, business and mental health. As entrepreneurship has become increasingly popular in culture, many people aspire to be entrepreneurs. However, the "darker side" of it - the mental health challenges that often come with it - is less talked about and can have a significant impact on the "success" of an entrepreneur.


Holding The Line: A Dynamic Salary Cap For European Association Football, Kavi Sachania Sep 2019

Holding The Line: A Dynamic Salary Cap For European Association Football, Kavi Sachania

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

European association football’s domination by a select few teams with the plentiful resources to buy talent exposes how a sports league can develop runaway disparity without the presence of any wage spending controls. With the introduction of the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules to keep teams from furthering their debt, much discussion has ensued on whether these financial laws need to be expanded to address competitive imbalance. While salary cap systems have been proposed before, none have been able to balance the interests of owners, fans, players, and regulators within the European Union. I plan to add to the ...


Influences Of Religion In Rap Music, Joey Rubino Sep 2019

Influences Of Religion In Rap Music, Joey Rubino

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article covers the intersection of religion and rap music. It covers many popular rappers of the current era and how their success has been bolstered by religious influence in their music.


The Porn Crisis: This Generations Sexual Outlet, Daniela Williams Sep 2019

The Porn Crisis: This Generations Sexual Outlet, Daniela Williams

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

With the development of technology, we opened a world, not only to new ideas and innovations but also to the world of pornography. Pornography has invaded our culture, in music, television shows, movies even social media. Advocates for the production and consumption of pornography claim pornography to be a form of self-expression that is healthy and essential to discovering their sexual experiences. However, this paper argues that the lack of regulation is contributing to the damaging effects pornography has on the consumers’ psyche and behavior, it is also factoring into our society’s decline of public health. This claim is ...


The Impact Of The 90’S-2000’S Boy Bands, Tamia Braggs Sep 2019

The Impact Of The 90’S-2000’S Boy Bands, Tamia Braggs

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article will be covering the impact that top tier boy bands, The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC made in the 90's with Masculinity as well as Marketing aspects.


Video Games And Social Relation, Feiyang Yu Sep 2019

Video Games And Social Relation, Feiyang Yu

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article will be discussing how multi-player games encourage social interactions. It will over multiple games as examples to illustrate the argument. The article has two focus: game mechanics and player psychology.